In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis famously wrote, “A commitment this lofty cannot be sustained by doctrine alone, without a spirituality capable of inspiring us.” As we enter a new year, all are welcome to join the Catholic Climate Covenant young adult community for Ecospirituality Nights, a multi-month virtual series exploring the spiritual foundations of our work for climate justice.
All events take place on Monday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Each speaker will offer a keynote open to attendees of all ages, as well as a special, intimate follow-up conversation with young adults ages 18-39.
Events require separate registrations, which will be linked below as they become available. Those who register for any one event will be notified of opportunities to register for all events.
Christina Leaño, Associate Director of Laudato Si’ Movement
Christina will address mindfulness practices as they relate to ecological spirituality and the larger project of working for ecological justice.
- January 31, 2022: All Ages Keynote Event – Register Here
- February 21, 2022: Young Adult Conversation (Ages 18-39) – Register Here
Sr. Joan Brown, OSF, Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
Sr. Joan will share her thoughts on integral ecology and how spirituality must be a lens to guide work and shift worldviews as we address climate justice and the social, ecological and economic implications.
- March 21, 2022: All Ages Keynote Event – Register Here
- April 4, 2022: Young Adult Conversation (Ages 18-39) – Register Here
Sharon Lavigne, Founder of RISE St. James
Sharon will share about her advocacy for environmental justice in Cancer Alley, especially through RISE St. James, a faith-based organization which is known for its success in protecting the local community.
- April 11, 2022: All Ages Keynote Event – Register Here
- TBD: Young Adult Conversation (Ages 18-39)